Toshiba Satellite A305-S6845 Notebook

Article Index

3DMark06, Prey and Company of Heroes


 Performance Comparisons with 3DMark06, Prey and Company of Heroes
 Gaming Performance


One of the notebooks that the A305-S6845 is being compared against in this article is the Toshiba Satellite X205 SLi4. The X205 is designed to be a gaming rig, and as such, it features two GPUs in an SLI configuration. For the sake of the following 3D performance comparisons, however, we chose to use the X205's non-SLI performance numbers--utilizing only a single GPU--so as to keep an even playing field as possible with our performance comparisons. In reality, most users would leave the X205's SLI enabled and would therefore see significantly higher frame rates than those presented here--the X205's single-GPU 3D performance results below are provided for comparative purposes only.

 
* Note: The Toshiba Satellite X205 SLi4 was tested using a single GPU

Once again, the A305-S6845 pleasantly surprised us with its performance, tying with the non-SLI configuration of the X205 on the overall score, and easily besting the C90S by a sizable margin.



In order to compare the A305-S6845's 3D performance to that of the X205 and C90S, required setting the A305-S6845 to resolutions not supported by its 1280x800 screen. So in order to get the A305-S6845 to achieve the 1280x1024 and 1680x1050 resolutions we required, we tested the A305-S6845 connected to an external display with the 3D titles running at these higher resolutions. The only active display during testing was the external monitor.


 
* Note: The Toshiba Satellite A305-S6845 was tested using an external display in order to achieve the test resolutions
** Note: The Toshiba Satellite X205 SLi4 was tested using a single GPU


 
* Note: The Toshiba Satellite A305-S6845 was tested using an external display in order to achieve the test resolutions
** Note: The Toshiba Satellite X205 SLi4 was tested using a single GPU

Not only does the A305-S6845 actually trounce the two comparison systems on Prey and Company of Heroes, but the frame rates generated at both 1280x1024 and 1680x1050, while not ideal, are still playabale. For a laptop that doesn't know quite what it is, add potential gaming system to the list as well.
 

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